Request Fire Hydrant Flow Testing

Are you a developer, vendor or insurance company looking to determine the water pressure at a specific location? The Grand Rapids Water System can provide this information by testing the flow of nearby fire hydrants.

Online Form

Make sure you need a flow test

If you're having a pressure issue at your location, give us a call at 311 or 616-456-3000.

Fire hydrant flow tests measure pressure in a location by opening and flowing consecutive fire hydrants. We use these tests to collect this data:

  • Static pressure
  • Residual pressure
  • Pilot reading

We conduct flow tests by request for any location within the Grand Rapids Water System.

Determine the location of the test

We'll perform the flow test at fire hydrants near the address or intersection you choose.

Complete the form in English

We'll review your request

We'll follow up with you via email within 2 business days. 

  • If you requested existing data, we can usually email you results the same day
  • If you requested a new test, you'll be billed $200 after we complete the test
  • Test results will be emailed within 2 business days

Paper Form

We don't accept printed applications for this service

You can visit our office if you need help signing up through the online form. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you sign up.

 

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We can't submit your request over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the online form.

 

In Person

Overview

Make sure you need a flow test

If you're having a pressure issue at your location, give us a call at 311 or 616-456-3000.

Fire hydrant flow tests measure pressure in a location by opening and flowing consecutive fire hydrants. We use these tests to collect this data:

  • Static pressure
  • Residual pressure
  • Pilot reading

We conduct flow tests by request for any location within the Grand Rapids Water System.

Determine the location of the test

We'll perform the flow test at fire hydrants near the address or intersection you choose.

Visit our office

Our address is listed in the Contact Us section.